Brain Building Resources

Below is a comprehensive list of all resources featured on the Brain Building Oregon website. Featured resources will be exhibited on the homepage on a rotating basis.

Children’s Institute

The Children’s Institute demonstrates the effectiveness of linking early learning with elementary schools and focuses on advocacy and policy innovation to improve outcomes for children and families statewide.

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians provides classes for parents as well as youth in Reading, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Technology, and Parenting to name a few.

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon provides community based parenting education classes and workshops throughout Central Oregon because parenting is messy and kids don’t come with instructions.

Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND)

Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND), a video coaching program aimed to strengthen positive interactions between caregivers and children, uses select clips of adults engaging with children to reinforce the kinds of serve and return responses that are the foundation of healthy engagement.

Gilbert House Children’s Museum

Gilbert House Children’s Museum provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences that spark children’s natural curiosity. Our mission statement is “Inspiring children to learn through creative play.”

Impact NW

Impact NW’s Early Childhood and Family Services programs provide education and support services to parents and their children with the goal of helping children and families reach their full potential.

Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc.

Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc. includes Marion and Polk County geographic areas. Within the hub region, Salem-Keizer is the largest, most densely populated area, however, the region includes many rural and remote areas. The hub region is served by multiple community partner organizations committed to meeting the needs of children and their families.

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families, and professionals who work with children and families.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

OMSI’s mission is to: Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.

Parenting Now!

Parenting Now! offers parenting education and support. We seek to strengthen families, decrease the potential for child abuse and neglect and help ensure that children enter school ready to learn.

Portland Children’s Museum

In an effort to help create a world where everyone reaches their full potential, Portland Children’s Museum, including Opal School and the Museum Center for Learning, collaborate to create transformative learning experiences through the arts and sciences for children and those who care for them.


Vroom translates groundbreaking science into everyday language and pairs it with accessible, actionable tips that encourage back and forth interaction between parents and children.